Robert Young Clay, age 73, of Richmond, Va., and a native of Dixon Springs, Tenn., died May 6, 2010 in Richmond. He was born September 4, 1936 to the late Robert Bell and Ruth Young Clay.
Through his life, Mr. Clay was a heraldic artist, producing hundreds of paintings of coats of arms. He also conducted a lifetime of research on the Clay genealogy. He worked as a genealogical reference archivist with the Virginia State Library and Archives, now the Library of Virginia. During that time and in retirement he spoke nationally on research in Virginia records. He was a fellow of the Virginia Genealogical Society.
You can read his full obituary at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesdispatch/obituary.aspx?n=robert-clay&pid=142579741